FRE 8721


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B-24 Liberators of the 449th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force fly in formation through flak. Air Force photo 61944AC Ship in foreground is #23 s/n 42-52434, 718th Squadron. Ship in lower foreground is #71 s/n 41-29274 "The Wise Virgin", 716th Squadron.


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  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Second World War formation badge for the United States 15th Air Force (United States Army Air Force). The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved by the US Quartermaster General on 19 February 1944. Formation note: the 15th Air Force (US Army Air Force, Fifteenth Air Force) was formed on 1 November 1943 at Tunis in North Africa and moved to Italy on 1 December. The Force was disbanded on 15 September 1945 having participated in twelve campaigns.© IWM (INS 7304)
  • Unit Hierarchy: Headquarters
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation


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449th Bomb Group aircraft records.

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